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Scotch rose in flower

Rose - Scotch Rose (Rosa spinosissima)

The Scotch rose, Rosa spinosissima, has attractive and highly scented creamy white flowers with golden anthers and a heady scent. It has a more compact habit than most of our native roses. Its suckering tendency and super spikiness make it a useful hedge plant. Our Scotch roses are grown in the UK from UK origin seed, like all the native plants we sell. See below for more details.
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We sell 60-90cm bare root whips in multiples of 5, delivering from end November to end March.

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Scotch Rose (Rosa spinosissima)

Rosa spinossima is one of our native roses. It's known as the Scotch rose because it was adopted by the Brown Brothers of Perth, who bred a range of varieties from the native plant. These were all the rage in the early 19th century before they fell out of fashion.

The native Scotch rose occurs naturally across the UK. You don't need to be a classicist to understand one of its differentiating features! They're tolerant of a wide range of conditions, hardy and - because of their thorns - pretty rabbit proof. Given their suckering tendency as well, and you have a really helpful hedge plant, often grown as a low growing single species hedge. Unlike some of our other native roses they have a pretty compact habit, only growing to around 1m. Rosa spinossima has attractive fern like foliage, single scented creamy white flowers, and produces black hips.

Like all the native trees and shrubs we sell, our Scotch roses are grown in the UK from UK origin seed. We sell 2 year old 60-90cm plants, in multiples of 5.

Suppliers: RV Roger

See our planting and size guide for details and tips on planting. Rosa arvensis plants are all bare root, and are consequently available for delivery from November until March. During this period there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching, due to weather conditions or pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence.

Size

  • Ultimate Height

    1m

  • Ultimate Spread

    1m

  • Time to Ultimate Height

    3 years

Soil

  • Type

    Clay, loam, sand

  • pH

    Neutral, acid, alkaline

Situation

  • Position

    Sheltered or exposed

  • Sunlight

    Full or partial sun

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